Musculoskeletal outcome

Height

Human height or stature is the distance from the bottom of the feet to the top of the head in a human body, standing erect. It is measured using a stadiometer, usually in centimetres when using the metric system, or feet and inches when using the imperial system.

When populations share genetic background and environmental factors, average height is frequently characteristic within the group. Exceptional height variation (around 20% deviation from average) within such a population is sometimes due to gigantism or dwarfism, which are medical conditions caused by specific genes or endocrine abnormalities.

The development of human height can serve as an indicator of two key welfare components, namely nutritional quality and health. In regions of poverty or warfare, environmental factors like chronic malnutrition during childhood or adolescence may result in delayed growth and/or marked reductions in adult stature even without the presence of any of these medical conditions.

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How To Improve Height: Techniques & Factors

FactorsEffectEvidenceStudies

Red Meat Nutrition risk & protective factor
Red Meat
Nutrition

Notable Increase

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Cow milk (A1 β-casein) Beverage risk & protective factor

Notable Increase

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Height outcomes

OutcomesEffectEvidenceReferences

Pancreatic cancer Digestive outcome

Notable Increase

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Prostate Cancer Reproductive outcome
Prostate Cancer
Reproductive

Strong Increase

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Thyroid cancer Endocrine outcome

Strong Increase

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Breast Cancer Reproductive outcome
Breast Cancer
Reproductive

Strong Increase

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Colorectal Cancer Digestive outcome

Strong Increase

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Lung cancer Respiratory outcome
Lung cancer
Respiratory

Notable Increase

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Non-Hodgkin lymphoma Lymphatic outcome

Strong Increase

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Multiple Myeloma Blood Cancer Lymphatic outcome

Strong Increase

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Central Nervous System Cancer Brain outcome

Strong Increase

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Kidney Cancer Urinary outcome

Strong Increase

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Uterine Cancer Reproductive outcome
Uterine Cancer
Reproductive

Strong Increase

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Skin cancer Intergumentary outcome
Skin cancer
Intergumentary

Strong Increase

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Ovary cancer Reproductive outcome
Ovary cancer
Reproductive

Strong Increase

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Cancer Lymphatic outcome
Cancer
Lymphatic

Strong Increase

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